April 10, 2017


HICF Raises Funds – and the Roof – at 17th Annual Spring Dance
...WITH SLIDE SHOWS

By JOY CRIST

The Hatteras Civic Center was hopping on Saturday night, as residents came together to support one of the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s (HICF) most anticipated events of the year, the annual spring soiree.

This year’s theme was the "Enchanted Spring Forest," and the traditionally stark civic center was decked out in lights and wispy forest décor to create an elegant atmosphere.

A generous multi-course meal was stationed along one side of the Civic Center, with tempting fare that included seafood lasagna, grilled London broil, and steamed clams and shrimp. A bar with beer, wine and mixers was stationed on the other side of the room, with tip jars that were overflowing with donations for the HICF.

A silent auction with a wealth of items donated by generous local businesses also garnered a lot of attention, with everything from goodie baskets and jewelry, to ˝ day fishing trips and dolphin cruises.

Of course, despite the elegant surroundings, there was also plenty of action at the spring soiree, which was primarily concentrated in two places – the “Let’s take a Selfie!” station, and the Dance Floor.

The selfie station was lined with props of all varieties – wigs, hats, stuffed animals, sunglasses, and a very popular fake parrot - which photogenic attendees used in remarkably creative ways for stunning portraits. The end result was a collection of fabulous photos, which served as proof that if you want to take a great photo with giggling faces, all you need is a Viking helmet and / or a fake parrot.

Meanwhile, The Stone Aged Romeos from Raleigh provided a night full of music, and attendees took full advantage of the opportunity to kick off their heels and have some fun. Throughout the night, the ladies in particular stormed the dance floor, while tolerant husbands looked on, or in more daring cases, joined their partners in dancing to covers of everything from Johnny Cash to Footloose.

Overall, the night was a smashing success with one of the highest attendances in years, and most importantly, an estimated $10,000 raised for Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.

A list of sponsors and local businesses who helped make this year’s spring event successful can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/HICancerFoundation/.

Folks who missed this year’s soiree will have other opportunities to connect with HIFC in the not-so-distant future, too. Check out the HIFC’s website at http://www.hicf.org/ for details on upcoming events, including an HICF Paddle Palooza that will be held in early June.

In the meantime, the HIFC thanks everyone involved for helping make the 17th annual Spring Soiree one of the most memorable – and celebration-worthy – events yet.

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